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How strict are formal postbacc

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by StanSmith, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. StanSmith

    StanSmith Junior Member
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    Sep 26, 2005
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    I have done a year of informal postbacc and have posted 3.5 GPA. Classes include an even mix of upper level and required science classes. My overall GPA including the horrible undergrad GPA still does not meet requirements for a formal post bac. Would they look at recent grades more than the undergrad and possibly waive these requirements? Or would another year of informal post bacc be the way to go. Any experiences or thoughts would be great. Thanks

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  3. Sundarban1

    Sundarban1 Devil in disguise
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    Nov 10, 2004
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    Depends on what programs you are looking at. I don't know of any program that will waive their standards based on your most recent academic success, however an upward trend is a good thing. Perhaps you should finish strong on your own and look into other options like special masters programs that are geared towards those who have completed thieir requirements however still fall below numerical standands for most med schools and want to prove they can handle more rigorous coursework by entering these one year programs.

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